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2010 F250 Trailer brake controller settings...

I am going to start towing a 24 foot enclosed car hauler with my 2010 F250 6.4 and I was wondering what settings I should have on my trailer brake controller. (1-10). It is a 24 foot enclosed trailer with 5k lb axles. Any suggestions?

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completely depends on total weight of load (full/empty)... best thing to do is get directions on how to set it (should be in owners manual)....

something like 20 miles an hr on dry pavement, manually slide lever and adjust till just BEFORE brakes lock up, then test again with foot pedal,,,,
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I am going to start towing a 24 foot enclosed car hauler with my 2010 F250 6.4 and I was wondering what settings I should have on my trailer brake controller. (1-10). It is a 24 foot enclosed trailer with 5k lb axles. Any suggestions?
I have the factory brake controler on my 2005 f-350 pull about 9,000 lb have mine set on 5.5 works great you will love it best brake controller I've ever owned.
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I tow 3 different trailors and they all have a different setting.

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I tow 3 different trailors and they all have a different setting.
Ok, how did you go about figuring out the settings?

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Ok, how did you go about figuring out the settings?
I set them to come in just ahead of my truck brakes.

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it depends every trailer is different. i would start a 2.5-3 empty and once loaded go to 4.5-5 and see how it fills. go up or down as needed. with my smallest goose neck empty is 4k and i use 2.5 and go to 4-6 depending on the load.

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With my 14.5k 5th wheel I have it set at 9-9.5. With my 6k open trailer its at 6.

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Ok, Im gonna check the manual, but it sounds like 5-6.5 is gonna be good for the trailer fully loaded.

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The brake controller setting will be different for every trailer you tow because no 2 trailer brakes are the same Because the trailer brakes wear, the weight in the trailer changes. In the spring you might have a setting of 4 and by fall you might need it set at 5-6 because the brakes have worn down and need to be adjusted, So every time you tow you should check the braking on the trailer and adjust the controller setting accordingly. Some times you have to readjust them a bit for road condtion

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